DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Informix vs. Oracle vs. Redis

System Properties Comparison Informix vs. Oracle vs. Redis

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameInformix  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataWidely used RDBMSIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBRelational DBMSKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistence
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
Document store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score26.19
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Score1336.07
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score145.24
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Websitewww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.oracle.com/­databaseredis.io
Technical documentationinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.oracle.com/­en/­databaseredis.io/­documentation
DeveloperIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.OracleSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis Labs
Initial release198419802009
Current release14.10, March 201919c, February 20195.0.6, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaC and C++C
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Data schemeyesyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infowith RediSearch module
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization Protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possibleLua
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infowith the optional Oracle PartitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication infoChained replication is supported
Multi-master replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono infocan be realized in PL/SQLno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scripts
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the server
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logs
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial version
More information provided by the system vendor
InformixOracleRedis
Specific characteristicsOracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is a multi-model...
» more
Redis, benchmarked as the world's fastest database, reduces application complexity,...
» more
Competitive advantagesRedis is an in-memory database platform offering native support of wide range of...
» more
Typical application scenariosRedis powers personalization, real-time fraud detection, IoT, e-commerce, real-time...
» more
Key customersVerizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOracle Database Cloud Services Customers can choose from a wide range of database...
» more
The licensing model is subscription based. Redis Enterprise Cloud is priced according...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesNavicat for Oracle improves the efficiency and productivity of Oracle developers and administrators with a streamlined working environment.
» more

General SQL Parser: Instantly adding parsing, decoding, analysis and rewrite SQL processing capability to your products.
» more

DBHawk: a web-based Oracle database management and self-service BI software.
» more

Dremio is like magic for Oracle accelerating your analytical queries up to 1,000x.
» more
Redis Labs is the open source home and the provider of enterprise-class Redis.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

ScaleGrid: Fully managed Redis-as-a-Service in the cloud.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
InformixOracleRedis
DB-Engines blog posts

The struggle for the hegemony in Oracle's database empire
2 May 2017, Paul Andlinger

Architecting eCommerce Platforms for Zero Downtime on Black Friday and Beyond
25 November 2016, Tony Branson (guest author)

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

show all

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2018
2 January 2019, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

MySQL, PostgreSQL and Redis are the winners of the March ranking
2 March 2016, Paul Andlinger

MongoDB is the DBMS of the year, defending the title from last year
7 January 2015, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Global Relational Databases Software Market Insights 2019: Microsoft, MySQL, Oracle, SAP, PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS, IBM, MariaDB, Informix
16 November 2019, Industry News Publisher

Fugitive Silicon Valley tech executive hauled into federal court
15 October 2019, The Mercury News

Practical advice for SAP Business Suite customers facing 2025 end of life
6 November 2019, Diginomica

Linux shows its mettle when it comes to new cloud and edge applications
30 October 2019, Data Economy

Former Informix Executive Hauled Into Court On 19-Year-Old Indictment Regarding Alleged Investment Fraud Scheme
21 October 2019, Imperial Valley News

provided by Google News

What A Free Oracle Database Means To These 4 Developers
28 October 2019, Forbes

Rimini Street Announces Global Availability of Application Management Services for Oracle Database and Applications
8 November 2019, MarTech Series

Amazon Migrates Away From Oracle DB
24 October 2019, iProgrammer

Amazon's Multiyear Plan to Dump Oracle Is Complete
22 October 2019, Motley Fool

Amazon will soon surpass Oracle as the second-biggest enterprise software company, analyst says
30 October 2019, CNBC

provided by Google News

Redis Labs Boosts Data Visualization, Cluster Recovery
15 November 2019, Datanami

Redis Labs Leverages Kubernetes to Automate Database Recovery
13 November 2019, Container Journal

Redis releases automatic cluster recovery for Kubernetes and RedisInsight GUI tool
13 November 2019, The Register

Redis Labs Delivers New Innovations to Radically Simplify the Complete Redis Lifecycle From Development to Operations
12 November 2019, Business Wire

How to Use Redis TimeSeries with Grafana for Real-time Analytics
13 November 2019, InfoQ.com

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Database Administrator
Social Commerce Ventures, Austin, TX

Database Administrator
Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury, MD

Applications Developer
US Judicial Branch, Washington, DC

Database Administrator
Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, UT

Java Developer
SDH Systems, Plano, TX

Oracle Data Analyst (19-243)
Spok, Remote

Senior Oracle Database Administrator
Open Systems Technologies Corporation, Fort Belvoir, VA

Global Oracle HCM Support, Reporting & Data Analyst
Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, MD

Sr Database Administrator
United Biosource Corporation, Overland Park, KS

Senior Staff Engineer, Product Software - Site Reliability
Equinix, Sunnyvale, CA

Data Engineer
OneMagnify, Dearborn, MI

Technical Curriculum Developer – Remote
Redis Labs, Remote

Data Engineer
VividCortex, Arlington, VA

Data Analyst - Programmer
Nitor Infotech, New York, NY

Data Engineer
Bungie, Bellevue, WA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.


Datastax logo

Build data-driven applications that set the standard for performance, availability,
& scale with DataStax.
Learn more.

Present your product here